Diploma of Languages

La Trobe University

You have the chance to learn a language and enhance your international career prospects by studying Chinese, French, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. In addition to practical language skills, you can develop a solid understanding of the culture and society associated with their chosen language. Students can study the Diploma in Languages as a stand-alone course, or they can combine it with a degree at any Australian university.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education; Intermediate and advanced levels are available with prior language knowledge or study


Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit points over three years. This normally includes two language subjects in first year and three in their second and third years. Students do not need prior knowledge of a language to enter the beginners' stream, and students who have completed VCE language studies enter into the advanced stream.

Subjects you can Study:

Chinese; French; Hindi; Greek; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Spanish

Further information:

Mid-year entry may be available. Students applying for the Diploma in Languages as a stand-alone course will be required to supply a 300-word statement as to why they want to study the language.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne No info No Full time 1 year
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Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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